Ubisoft has extended the Watch Dogs Live campaign into the new year to amplify awareness and anticipation for the 2014 release of Watch_Dogs. The hit hacking app, available for free for both iOS and Android devices, will feature more weekly challenges and prizes, including a new grand prize of a trip for four to Chicago, the setting of the game. The campaign extension will also include an additional live stunt leaving three to be completed before the promotion ends this Spring.
The Watch Dogs Live app by-the-numbers:
- 168,069 downloads for both iOS and Android combined
- 130,679 active hackers
- 7,385,906 total hacks performed
- 22 new weekly challenges added
- 200+ new weekly prizes to give away
- 1 new live stunt added, 3 stunts total for Phase 2
With the completion of Phase 1, Ubisoft awarded grand prize winner Dizzy0321 with a Watch Dogs-themed 2014 Scion Tc. The grand prize draw included top-ranking hackers and those who redeemed an in-app hack code via pre-ordering Watch_Dogs at EB Games stores across Canada. Phase 2 will kick off with a third live stunt. Further details will be released soon. Crack For Cash and Car Boom were the first two stunts.
Crack for Cash
In Watch Dogs, players will be immersed in a living, breathing and fully connected recreation of Chicago. Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city.
Watch Dogs will be available in North America in Spring 2014 for the Sony PlayStation®3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U™ and PC, as well as at the launch of the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.